One Community is focused on cultivation of global sustainability through sustainable and open source food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. We call this living and creating for The Highest Good of All.
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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the September 24, 2017 edition (#235) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:
CULTIVATION OF GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:08
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:51
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:22
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:58
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:32
CULTIVATION OF GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY: @12:50
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One Community is forwarding the cultivation of global sustainability through Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
The core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). This week we added missing rails, doors and windows to the dining building, and updated the dining area walls with openings for the doors and windows on both floors.
The core team also continued working on the complete Tree House Village (Pod 7) village render, which is now approximately 90% complete and shown here as the 25%-smaller bottom version.
The core team additionally updated the Compressed Earth Block Village open source hub with new images, descriptions for all the images, formatting, and a new table of contents. You can see examples of the newly updated page and content here.
The core team also, with the help of Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.), updated the Communal Eco-shower page, Control and Automation page, and thermostatic mixing valve pages with new water and energy-saving details and strategies. You can see some of this work here.
Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 8th week with us doing research, running calculations, and creating updated AutoCAD drawings for the Earthbag Village specifics. You can see here some of this work along with the behind-the-scenes editing and revisions questions.
Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 2nd week working on the Straw Bale Village cost analysis. What you see here are outlines of the HVAC system and the beginnings of costing out the specifics for the residential sections of the village.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 56th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was version 2 and 3 of the massage room renders, as seen here.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 34th week of work, focusing on the final presentation shown here (and live on the site) for the zone 8 and 9 exercise and recreation areas.
Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 8th week working on the interior design for the living structure of the Tree House Village (Pod 7). This week’s focus, as shown here, was designing the railing specifics for the stairway.
One Community is forwarding the cultivation of global sustainability through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
Falgun Patel (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 4th week continuing to review, run calculations, and update the specifics of the remote-energy setup plan so we can update the Highest Good energy page. This week’s focus, as shown here, was detailed energy-needs calculations for the initial construction equipment, Transition Kitchen, and Ultimate Classroom.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 51st week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was testing multiple angles and finalizing the Dining Dome flood light placement, as shown here.
Aravind Vasudevan (Mechanical Engineer) continued his calculations and research for climate battery component of the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. This week’s focus was creation of the initial presentation structure we’re evolving into the complete design, as shown here.
Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also continued work on basement heat transfer comparisons for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. What you see here is Vamsi’s newest details and conclusions comparing how heat transfers from the basement and boiler room to the outside when built in-ground versus above ground.
One Community is forwarding the cultivation of global sustainability through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
This week, the core team continued editing the food pages. We continued researching details for our food needs to review the details for the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan and found 31 additional resources for checking calculations on the Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations page, as you see here.
One Community is forwarding the cultivation of global sustainability through Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students:
This week, the core team began rebuilding the education Evaluation and Evolution open source portal to reflect and be able to access the content created over the last few months in collaboration with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.). You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
One Community is forwarding the cultivation of global sustainability through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
This week the core team invested several more hours developing the animation for our video that will feature where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. The focus was developing the image movements and we are now approximately 50% complete.
The core team also made the final changes and additions to the taxes page, bringing it to 100% completion.
In addition to this we continued working on the new and standalone state-by-state resource page for the US Departments of Taxation, creating all the text, fixing all the image links on the page, and adding in SEO information. You can see some of this page-in-progress here.
In addition to this, Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast) also completed her 6th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week’s focus was successfully getting the “D3” software to create the horizontal bar chart in the leaderboard based on the hard coded model data. You can see some of this work here.
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